Bayern Munich will lift the Bundesliga title at their final home game of the season on Saturday, as they welcome Freiburg to the Allianz Arena.
Die Roten clinched their eighth consecutive Meisterschale midweek, when they beat Werder Bremen 1-0 on Tuesday. Robert Lewandowski’s goal was enough to seal a record 30th league title, as Hans-Dieter Flick’s side are champions with two games still to play.
While it’s job done for the hosts, Freiburg still have it all to play for. Christian Streich’s men are just one point off of the Europa League spots, in a straight battle with Wolfsburg and Hoffenheim. If they want to reach the group stage for the first time since 2013, these last two games will be crucial.
Here’s everything you need to know about this weekend’s Bundesliga clash.
Where to Watch on TV
When Is Kick Off? Saturday 20 June
What Time Is Kick Off? 14:30 (BST)
Where Is it Played? Allianz Arena, Munich
TV Channel/Live Stream? BT Sport ESPN (UK), fuboTV (US)
Bayern Munich will be without star full-back Alphonso Davies, after he was sent off for two bookings against Werder Bremen. David Alaba and Christian Tolisso are also out with respective ankle injuries, while Serge Gnabry is a doubt thanks to a back injury.
Philippe Coutinho, Javi Martínez and Niklas Süle are all possible absentees, though their lack of recent gametime means their absences wouldn’t be too costly for Flick.
Freiburg are without defender Manuel Gulde, who misses out through muscle problems. Lukas Kübler, Robin Koch and Yoric Ravet look likely to be unavailable through individual injury problems, as they travel to Bavaria without a string of injured players.
Bayern Munich: Neuer; Odriozola, Boateng, Hernández, Pavard; Kimmich, Goretzka; Perišić, Müller, Coman; Lewandowski.
Freiburg: Schwolow; Schmid, Lienhart, Schlotterbeck, Günter; Kwon, Haberer, Höfler, Grifo; Waldschmidt, Höler.
To say that Bayern’s form has been outstanding doesn’t do them justice. They still haven’t lost a single game in 2020, with 11 straight league wins and a remarkable 18 games unbeaten. While their last two wins came via slim margins, they’ve only failed to score once all season.
FCB’s form in the second half of the season is what propelled them to the title, with Flick revolutionising them into a near unstoppable force. The Bundesliga title was the first objective, but in this current form, they will certainly have the coveted treble in sight.
Freiburg have suffered just one defeat in their last five games, but it’s their away form which has often hampered their European charge this season. They haven’t won on the road since January, a run stretching back six games without an away victory.
Nonetheless, Streich has worked wonders for the south-west German club. Their current position in eighth would be their best Bundesliga finish in four years, a remarkable feat considering they were relegated in 2015. But eighth is not the target, as they continue to push for the tightly contested European spots.
Bayern would be expected to take their foot off the pedal and field a weaker XI, but that isn’t the ruthless nature of Bayern. They will be going out with the same hunger to win that has existed all season, looking to extend a superb unbeaten run and winning streak.
Freiburg need the three points but it's a tough ask, and they will need to put in a top-class performance. Although the visitors will fight hard and likely have a good game, the strength and might of the record German champions will be too much in Bavaria.
Prediction: Bayern Munich 3-1 Freiburg